Ohio duo and multiple Grammy winners the Black Keys are preparing to drop a new album next week, titled Turn Blue. From the time it was announced, Blue, the band's eighth album together, has been the crux of a slightly bizarre promotional campaign: first, its release was announced via Mike Tyson's T ... More >>
One of the first lines of Angel Olsen's critically acclaimed sophomore effort, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, is, "Here's to thinking that it all meant so much more." Don't let her soft wailing and palpable yearning for answers to mind-haunting questions fool you. To assume that this is just a bre ... More >>
In his great Ten Movies to Watch in 2013, Miguel Gomes offers more
Early morning interviews are always a risky proposition. When I was told to call Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer for indie darlings The Walkmen, at 9 a.m., I feared either early morning grogginess or outright surliness. Instead, Leithauser, who was speaking with DC9 in anticipation of Wednesday's ... More >>
J. Hoberman's faves from a mutating medium.
And nine more choice flicks.
Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Cover/Tribute Act, B ... More >>
Musicians are undoubtedly influenced by the music they listen to. An artist's musical selections can sometimes even foretell what a next album might sound like. So if you've ever wondered what the artists who grace your stereo are getting funky to, here's your chance to find out. Every week, I'll as ... More >>
Elbow brought the Manchester rain on Sunday.And just like that, the heat returned. The hot sun beat down on the wet grass, creating an inescapable humidity in Zilker Park on Sunday. As such, the people came prepared to sweat it out. The same guys hawking ponchos yesterday now had packets of ... More >>
The Walkmen, The Head and The Heart, SerynSaturday, March 5, 2011Granada TheaterBetter than: sitting at home listening to great vintage records.Kevin TodoraThe Walkmen played at the Granada Theater on Saturday night. For more photos from the night, check out Kevin Todora's slideshow.Looking at th ... More >>
This morning, it was announced that The Walkmen's highly anticipated show at the Granada Theater this weekend has finally sold out. Not all that surprising, really, considering the amount of acclaim their latest album, Lisbon, has received. And deservedly so: Lisbon's quiet take on classic Americ ... More >>
The Five Amigos or The WalkmenAfter kind of a dud last weekend, we've got a pretty solid list of shows to see this weekend. And topping the list for some of us here at DC9 headquarters is The Walkmen concert at The Granada Theater on Saturday night. In this week's paper edition, we ran a piece ab ... More >>
Well, it's about time we gave some love to the Dallas-based music blog Gorilla vs. Bear's visual aesthetic.
John CongletonJust a few minutes ago, local producer John Congleton confirmed to DC9 that he is indeed currently producing St. Vincent's third, as-yet-unnamed album at his Elmwood Recording Studio in Oak Cliff. No surprise there: Congleton played a major role in Dallas native Annie Clark's sophom ... More >>
In this week's paper, you may notice a piece including some of our DC9 writers' choices for best albums of the year. But, space being limited, we couldn't run all of our writers' lists. So, thanks to the power of the Internet, we're doing just that, right here.Noted Wi ... More >>
In this week's paper, you may notice a piece including some of our DC9 writers' choices for best albums of the year. But, space being limited, we couldn't run all of our writers' lists. So, thanks to the power of the Internet, we're doing just that, right here.Clubs ed ... More >>
In this week's paper, you may notice a piece including some of our DC9 writers' choices for best albums of the year. But, space being limited, we couldn't run all of our writers' lists. So, thanks to the power of the Internet, we're doing just that, right here. Denton-based scribe Andy Odom picks ... More >>
The Walkmen don't actually look like this.Over the last 10 years, The Walkmen have released acclaimed album after acclaimed album, with only a few duds along the way. 2008's You & Me proved the band's longevity, and 2010's Lisbon fortified it. And they'll be bringing their raucous fly-by-the- ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend dominate our coverage. Consider this a chance to get some more insight into our personal tastes. And a chan ... More >>
Casual Friday at The Walkmen's house.You may or may not remember all the way back to last March, when NX35 music festival single-handedly overtook DC9 for about a week. One of the top headliners, The Walkmen, who played a stunning set at Hailey's Club, were one of the many reasons that the festiv ... More >>
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the co ... More >>
The top movies of 2007
Don't you ever say the Internet never did anything for you. How else would you have scored that special Hello Kitty "shoulder massager" from Japan? Where else could you have bonded with that saucy little Star Trek fanfic minx from Portugal? Nowheres. For the Interweb knows no geographical boundaries ... More >>
Children of Men and the value of an unedited shot
Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.
Trenton Doyle Hancock recovers the "I" in imagination
The food's OK, but the service leaves a bad taste in your mouth at La Valentina
Sofia Coppola mixes nostalgia, suburbia, and teen lust into a volatile blend in The Virgin Suicides
Lips Together, Teeth Apart makes it hard to smile